Politicians from both sides of the border were there with furling flags behind them. So were the media to record the photo-op.

The news was that the new cross-border bridge set to be built over the Detroit River by 2020 between Detoit and Windsor, Ontario will be named the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Howe, an 87-year-old hockey icon born in Saskatchewan, spent 25 years with the Detroit Red Wings.

The bridge project had been known as the New International Trade Crossing or the Detroit River International Crossing during years of preparation for construction, but Canadian and U.S. officials gathered on May 14 in Windsor to announce an official name. More.